Oak Creek Drive - Shut Down Monday April 23rd... Click for more

Oak creek drive will be shut down east of Elm Grove for a few hours Monday, April 23rd.  We anticipate this starting mid morning and lasting 3-4 hours. Traffic bypasses through private property have been volunteered by citizens for light cars and trucks and emergency vehicles.  Heavier vehicles and trailers will not be accommodated during this time. Anyone who knows ahead of time that they may need to move heavier vehicles, trailers, or have access to medical services should make plans to be out of the affected area during this time.

On Map below - Red is the culvert.  Green is the bypass for light cars and trucks.


Meet the Candidates Tuesday April 17, 2018 7pm

Meet the Candidates 

Tuesday April 17, 2018 7pm

Stone Crest Venue 

160 Rockcrest Road, New Hope 75071

A forum for the residents of New Hope to meet the candidates, and hear the candidates speak to their vision, goals and strategies. This will be a closed forum, with no media coverage. Admittance is free, and proof of residence will be required to be admitted. Note that this supported by unpaid volunteers, and the venue has kindly been made available for this event, at no charge.

HWY 380 Public Meeting

Just got this from the TXDOT consultants that Andy & I have been working with.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites you to join us at the upcoming public meetings for US 380.

TxDOT is conducting a feasibility study for improvements to US 380 through Collin County, a distance of approximately 32 miles. The purpose of the study is to analyze potential roadway options for US 380, including improving the existing alignment or utilizing new alignments.     

The meetings will be held on

Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sheraton McKinney, 1900 Gateway Boulevard, McKinney, Texas 75070

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Princeton High School, 1000 E. Princeton Drive, Princeton, TX 75407

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Rogers Middle School, 1001 Coit Road, Prosper, TX 75078.


Rockcrest Road closure

We have a collapsed culvert on Rockcrest. The repair job is big enough that we have called in Collin County under our interlock agreement to effect the repair.

Culvert collapse on Rockcrest road in New Hope Texas

This was most likely caused by the recent excessive rainfall. We are working to get it fixed as soon as possible, please bear with us.


Mayor Jess Herbst


"Thank you Mayor Herbst. 

We will get the road opened back up as soon as possible today.

We do not have a time frame on when the culvert replacement will happen just yet.  The power company has to top the trees away from the power lines before they can be removed.  Also, we have requested utility locates in the area as well.  If the utilities are clear, we don’t have an issue.  However, if utilities are over the culvert or impede the work in any other way, then we will have to re-evaluate the repair and cost.  As long as the utilities are good, we can make the repair fairly quickly, but it will have to be scheduled around our current road repairs.   


Thank you,  

Wayne Anderson

Collin County Public Works

Road and Bridge Superintendent"

Ballot order drawing

A random drawing was done February 20, 6:00pm at the town hall to determine the order of candidates on the ballot for Mayor and Alderman. The drawing was witnessed by all the candidates except  Jacob Mannis.

 The town secretary Rita Petty did the drawing and was witnesses by Alderman Carol King and P&Z Chair Luke Martincevic.

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Angel Hamm      Jess Herbst   Michael Rivera  Melissa Brown


Jacob Mannis.  Kimberly Barrow.  Genifer Welch.  Andy Reitinger



Election Debate

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A debate between the candidates for Mayor and Alderman for the town of New Hope Texas will be held February28, 2018 7:00pm at Stone Crest Venue, 160 Rockcrest road, New Hope Texas.

The Public is encouraged to attend.

Citizens of New Hope, Texas may submit questions to the moderator Luke Martinceivic at luke.martincevic@newhopetx.gov. Please submit your questions by February 26, 2018 11:00pm.

The detailed Schedule will be posted by Friday February 23.


Town council seeks to appoint positions

The Town of New Hope is seeking citizens interested in filling the post of Liaison to the Code enforcement officer. Responsibilities would be to keep the code enforcement officer informed of issues that citizens seek to remedy and to keep the council informed of these cases and the progress of their investigation.

We are also seeking a webmaster to keep our web site up to date.

If you are interested in any of these posts, please come to the next council meeting or let the council know, or contact any member of the council via email.

2018 Election


It's election time again. Up for re-election are the Mayor, alderman Kimberly Barrow & alderman Bob Parmelee.

To run for office you must fill out the appropriate form and file with the New Hope Town Secretary. Registration opens January 17, 2018 and closes February 16, 2018 at 5:00pm. You must file between these dates to be placed on the ballot.

Application to run for Mayor.          Application to run for Alderman.

Download official signed notice





Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the Town of New Hope Regular Election ballot may be filed during the following time:

(Se da aviso por la presente que las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta de la Elección Regular de Town of New Hope se pueden presentar durante el siguiente horario:)

Filing Dates and Times: 

(Fechas y Horario para Entregar Solicitudes): 

Wednesday, January 1 7 , 2018

Start Date:            

Friday,February 1 6 , 201 8 at 5:00 P.M.

End Date:

miércoles, 17 de enero 2018

(Fecha Inicio )

Cerrado viernes, 16 de febrero 2018 , en 17:00

(Fecha Límite ):


Physical address for filing address in person for place on the ballot (Direcció n a fisica para presentar las solicitudes en persona para un lugar en la boleta):

Please contact:

Rita Petty  rita.petty@newhopetx.gov

or ( 972 ) 974 - 0098

 For an appointment to file application in person 



Address to mail applications for place on the ballot ( if filing by mail ) (Direcció n a donde enviar las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta (en caso de presentar por correo )): 

Town of New Hope Texas

P .O. Box 562

McKinney, Texas 75070   

High Speed Internet

High - Speed Internet 


Grayson Collin Electric offers Residential internet service with speeds up to 50 Mbps to some areas. Currently they do not have a fiber loop that covers our area.

The Town Council of New Hope urging them to extend this service to out town. In order to do this we need to show that there are enough potential customers in this area to justify the cost of build out.

Below is a form that you can fill out to show your interest. This form does not in any way obligate you to purchase service from them, just that you would be interested in the service if it was available.



Please Fill Out this Form

(clicklink, or copy and paste this into your browser)


Budget & Tax Rate

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The Town of New Hope has adopted the official tax rate for the year 2017-2018.

The rate is $0.1960 per $100 of appraised value. This is the same rate as last year but if your home has risen in value it will represent an increase n the amount of tax you pay. 

Full document                Related Notices


Warning from Sheriff Skinner


Date: Monday, July 10, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM

Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner is warning citizens throughout Collin County and the DFW Metroplex to be on the alert for a dangerous scam being perpetrated by individuals posing as Collin County Deputy Sheriffs.

Individuals posing as Deputy Sheriffs are calling citizens and advising them there has been a warrant issued for their arrest for failing to answer a jury summons. The citizen is directed to remain on the telephone and bring cash to the Sheriff's Office in McKinney where they are to meet the "deputy" in the parking lot in order to pay a fine. These criminals attempt to keep their victims on the phone in order to keep their victim from calling the real authorities while they are on the way to bring money.

Sheriff Skinner wants the public to know that NONE of our deputies, or ANY other law enforcement official, would EVER contact anyone and request they bring money to pay a fine. THIS IS A SCAM!! Law enforcement does NOT take money, in any form, from citizens for any purpose!! If you, or anyone you know, is contacted in this manner, please report this immediately to your local law enforcement authorities or the Collin County Sheriff's Office at (972) 547-5100.

We are actively investigating this scam and will pursue these fraudsters until they are captured. In the meantime, WE NEED YOUR HELP to spread the word about this scam to everyone you know and to report any communications you receive to law enforcement as soon as possible. Working together, we will put these crooks behind bars where they belong.

Sheriff Skinner has a message for these con artists: "It is only a matter of time...we have a fresh towel waiting in booking for your mug shot."


Media Release # SCAM



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